Overcooked 2 Campfire Cook Off – Review
Follow Genre: Party, Action, Simulation
Developer: Ghost Town Games Ltd.
Publisher: Team17 Digital Ltd
Platform: PC, Xbox One, PS4, Switch
Tested on: PS4

Overcooked 2 Campfire Cook Off – Review

Site Score
9.3
Good: Fun extra content
Bad: Still a bigger difficulty gap than with the base game
User Score
9.5
(2 votes)
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Rating: 9.5/10 (2 votes cast)

The original Overcooked took the world by storm and it didn’t take that long before a sequel saw the light. In Overcooked 2 we were treated to more content, more chefs and above all, more DLC, including free holiday updates. Now you’ll have the option to buy a Season Pass, which will grant you even more content if you have plowed through the original story, the holiday update and the Surf ‘n Turf expansion. This time the theme seems to be camping, campfires, marshmallows and hearty breakfasts. We were ready to withstand the pressure in the kitchen, while working together with up to three friends to beat the odds in this wacky cooking game. If you have no experience with the Overcooked series, then it’s best to read our review of the second installment by clicking here.

In this expansion we are treated to fifteen new levels, each having their own unique layout and offering you several new recipes and some special mechanics. You’ll have to keep a campfire burning in order to roast marshmallows, or you’ll run around with a backpack with supplies, forcing other chefs to come to you, rather than get their supplies from a fixed point on the map. Other new recipes are also found in the form of new meat and beans, in order to make a hearty breakfast. The game itself doesn’t change that much, and you’ll pretty much get the same amount of content as you did in the Surf ‘n Turf expansion, which will certainly occupy you for a bit if you want to get three stars in all levels.

The difficulty again feels a bit higher than in the base game, which later added a four stars option to provide a bigger challenge. More than often you’ll have to work together perfectly in order to reach the highest score possible to get that three star rank. It’s also noticeable that many of the kitchens in this expansions have been made for four players, as you’ll often find a lot of campfires to maintain, have many chopping blocks at your disposal and so on. This is certainly welcome, but can feel a bit overwhelming when playing with only two players, or alone. Playing through the levels will also grant you a few new chef characters to play with.

Conclusion

Overcooked 2’s Campfire Cook Off is certainly a great expansion for an already great title. The new recipes and mechanics spice things up, and make sure that it never gets dull in an already overly chaotic kitchen environment. While you’ll still plow through the content in a fairly short amount of time, it still takes a bit of effort to earn a three star rank for all the different levels.

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Overcooked 2 Campfire Cook Off - Review, 9.5 out of 10 based on 2 ratings
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